GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO (1882 - 1973)
The Italian composer and musicologist Gian Francesco Malipiero is well known for his comprehensive editions of the music of Monteverdi and Vivaldi. Prolific as a composer, he also provided arrangements and transcriptions of works by earlier Italian composers.
Malipiero wrote a large number of operas and a smaller number of ballet scores. The former explored forms of particular originality while changing with his developing personal style of writing.
Orchestral and Vocal Music
Orchestral music by Malipiero includes a series of symphonies of varied and original content, many of them distinguished by explanatory or allusive titles. Concertos by Malipiero include six for the piano.